OUR WORK - WOMEN´S EMPOWERMENT
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Despite constitutional guarantees, across the Pacific men and women do not have the same opportunities when it comes to decision-making, accessing justice, and participating in the economy. For development to benefit both women and men of the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, and Tokelau, the UNDP promotes gender equality across all of its work. Women in the Pacific, generally defer to the men for decision-making and leadership, often at their expense, therefore the MCO has increased its efforts to bring about change at both the policy and community levels through training of village leaders in good governance principles and human rights.